National Jeweler Network



Valentine’s Day Spending to Hit a High

The National Retail Federation says consumers will spend a total of $19.7 billion on loved ones this Valentine’s Day, $4.4 billion of which will go toward jewelry.


4 Reasons Why People Buy Branded Goods

Branding plays an important part in consumer purchasing habits, and retailers today can’t afford to miss out by not carrying branded lines, retailer Jim Alperin writes.


Tenn. Retailer Harold Markman Dies

Harold Markman, who founded Markman’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry in Knoxville with his wife Ida passed away Sunday. He was 89.  


From AGTA GemFair: LJD Designs

Laura Jackowski-Dickson displayed her collections inspired by the elements--Water, Fire, Earth and Sky.


AGS CEO Ruth Batson to Retire in 2017

The American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories announced today that CEO Ruth Batson will retire in the summer of 2017, marking the end of a nearly 25-year career with the organization.


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Here are the top five stories published on last week, according to Google Analytics.


From AGTA GemFair: How to Sell Color

In an education session held Friday, AGTA CEO Doug Hucker told jewelers how they can talk about colored stones in a way that will make consumers comfortable with buying them.


From JCK Tucson: Alishan

The brand was showcasing new floral designs in 18-karat yellow gold and oxidized sterling silver as well as a bridal collection aimed at a younger crowd with sleek bands and stones.


4 Good Reads for February

Books that look toward the future of business and assist innovators in reaching their goals are among those National Jeweler is recommending to retailers this month.


From JCK Tucson: Rebecca Myers

The designer displayed her four collections, which are inspired by nature and use karat gold, platinum and oxidized silver to create organic looks.